About the Gallery

The Motor House Gallery is located on the first floor of the building in the lobby.
Gallery hours are during public events or by appointment only.
For more information about exhibiting in the gallery or purchasing artwork, please send an email to

Current Exhibition

JOY: A Celebration of Resistance 

Portraits of Baltimore’s Activists and Artivists in their happy places,
celebrating joy as an act of resistance.
“JOY” is a tribute to Baltimore’s activist community, an exploration of the activists and artivists of Baltimore five years after the Baltimore Uprisings. In this exhibit, activists are photographed in their happiest places in Baltimore, the places where they feel the most safe, joyful, and comfortable. Each portrait is paired with a narrative from the activist, as recorded by an oral historian that discusses how they have continued to struggle for freedom and equality. The purpose of this exhibit is to celebrate self-care, self-love, love of community, love of the city, and the revolutionary act of being happy in spite of oppression.
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All Photographs by Kianna Wilson.

Lady Brion
Ellen Gee
Andrea Jones
Bakari Jones
Shaquayah McKenzie
Kwame Rose
Rashad Staton
Crystal Sylvester
Daniell Torain

Motor House thanks OSI-Baltimore for their generous support of this exhibit.
See their thoughts here!

Timed entry only. Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm through November 18th.
Maximum of four visitors per time slot. Tour lasts 30 minutes.
Masks are required in the building.

Please RSVP through our ‘Joy’ Eventbrite.


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